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Weeklies weigh up Márki-Zay

Monday, January 17th, 2022

Pro-government pundits claim the opposition candidate for Prime Minister is absolutely unfit for the job. Left-wing commentators also remark on his clumsiness, but disagree whether this is a weakness or a strength. READ MORE

Experts comment on food price caps

Saturday, January 15th, 2022

A leading liberal outlet believes the government may have made mistakes by capping the prices of basic food products, but by and large, the decision seems rational from an electoral point of view. READ MORE

Government caps price of basic foodstuffs

Friday, January 14th, 2022

Opposition-leaning outlets lambast the decision announced by the Prime Minister to freeze the price of white sugar, white flour, milk, chicken breasts, pork shanks and sunflower oil at October levels. The move follows a similar government freeze imposed on fuel prices in November, after inflation hit a 14 year high of 7.4 per cent. READ MORE

President sets election for 3 April

Thursday, January 13th, 2022

The main pro-government daily calls on its readers to mobilise for the parliamentary election scheduled for the first Sunday of April – the earliest possible date within the timeframe defined by the electoral law. READ MORE

Hungary supports Kazakh government

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

An alt-left pundit vituperates against the government for supporting the Kazakh authorities, while a pro-government columnist condemns what he calls one-sided assessments of the Kazakh crisis. READ MORE

Márki-Zay’s Sunday live stream criticised

Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

A left-wing analyst fears that the opposition candidate for Prime Minister is further harming his chances by frequently speaking in public. READ MORE

Conflicting takes on the state of the Hungarian economy

Saturday, January 1st, 2022

A left-wing commentator describes welfare measures introduced barely three months before the next parliamentary elections as a desperate attempt by the government to increase its popularity. His right-wing counterpart believes those measures are proof of sound fundamentals. READ MORE

Liberal pollster finds Fidesz ahead of opposition

Friday, December 31st, 2021

A veteran liberal public opinion expert confirms earlier reports which depicted the opposition as too preoccupied with infighting rather than jointly campaigning, barely three months ahead of the next parliamentary election. READ MORE

Left-wing analyst fears post-election violence

Thursday, December 30th, 2021

An opposition-leaning legal and political analyst warns that next year’s election may be followed by political violence. A pro-government commentator dismisses such warnings as mentally unbalanced. READ MORE

Commentator warns against new Cold War

Wednesday, December 29th, 2021

A pro-government analyst advises the Western world to open a new, blank page in its relations with Russia and stop waging what he describes as a Cold War against two eastern giants, Russia and China simultaneously. READ MORE